Who was the chief guest of 71st Republic Day?

Who was the chief guest of 71st Republic Day?

Jair Messias Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro, President, Brazil: Jair Messias Bolsonaro joined a select group of world leaders to have graced the Republic Day celebrations. He was the chief guest at the 71st Republic Day celebrations.

Why the Republic Day Parade 2021 did not have any chief guest?

First time in 55 years, India will not have any chief guest for the Republic Day parade. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was invited to be the chief guest of the 72nd Republic Day parade, but the emergence of a new and a more infectious COVID-19 strain back home forced him to cancel his visit.

Who will be the chief guest for 72nd Republic Day 2021?

Who is the chief guest at Republic Day parade 2021? There will be no chief guest this year, making it the first Republic Day parade without a chief guest in 50 years. Initially, British PM Boris Jonhson was invited to come to India.

Who is the chief guest on Republic Day of 2020?

List of chief guests

Year Chief Guest Designation
2018 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Prime Minister of Vietnam
2019 Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa
2020 Jair Bolsonaro President of Brazil
2021 No Chief guest due to COVID-19 pandemic

How many times there was no chief guest on Republic Day?

There have been three times in Indian history that the Republic Day Parade did not have a Chief Guest — 1952, 1953 and 1966. In 1966, there was no invitation extended due to the death of the then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Who are the chief guests of Republic Day Parade?

Countries invited as chief guests for the Republic Day parade. Erstwhile Yugoslavia (twice invited) has not been depicted in the map. Since 1950, India has been hosting head of state or government of another country as the state guest of honour for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Who was the first guest of Delhi Republic Day Parade?

It was only starting 1955 when the parade in its present form was organised at Rajpath. The guest country is chosen after a deliberation of strategic, economic and political interests. During 1950s–1970s, a number of NAM and Eastern Bloc countries were hosted by India.

Who is the chief guest of Indian Republic Day?

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the Chief Guest at the 2021 Republic Day.

Who was guest of Honour at Republic Day 2019?

If British PM Boris Johnson would not have cancelled his visit to India, he would have become the first PM of the UK since John Major in 1993 and the sixth PM from the UK to be the Guest of Honour at the event. Also, the UK would have become the only country whose leaders have been Chief Guests at Republic Day on six occasions.